2013-06-29 at 11:33 am #21116
Sometimes I have to rewind the video and guess at the names of the books being discussed when they are not ones I have already read.
Here are some of the authors I have heard mentioned so far and some of their book titles, in no special order, just to help out until the “official bibliography” comes on line.
• Permaculture One: A Perennial Agriculture for Human Settlements (with David Holmgren, Trasworld Publishers, 1978) ISBN 978-0-938240-00-6
• Permaculture Two: Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture (Tagari Publications, 1979)
• Permaculture – A Designer’s Manual (1988) ISBN 978-0-908228-01-0
• Introduction to Permaculture (1991, Revised 1997) ISBN 978-0-908228-08-9
• The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition (1993, Revised 2011) ISBN 978-0-908228-06-5
• Travels in Dreams: An Autobiography (1996) ISBN 978-0-908228-11-9
• 1978 [1975 Sep.] – The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, translators Chris Pearce, Tsune Kurosawa and Larry Korn, Rodale Press.
• 1985 [1975 Dec.] – The Natural Way Of Farming – The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy, translator Frederic P. Metreaud, published by Japan Publications, ISBN 978-0-87040-613-3.
• 1987 [1984 Aug.] – The Road Back to Nature – Regaining the Paradise Lost, translator Frederic P. Metreaud, published by Japan Publications, ISBN 978-0-87040-673-7.
• 1996 [1992 Dec.] – The Ultimatum of God Nature The One-Straw Revolution A Recapitulation; English translation, published without ISBN by “Shou Shin Sha (小心舎)”.
• 2012 [–1996] – Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security, edited by Larry Korn, Chelsea Green.
Euell Gibbons’ Handbook of Edible Wild Plants
• Stalking the Wild Asparagus (1962)
• Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop (1964)
• Stalking the Healthful Herbs (1966)
• Stalking the Good Life (1966)
• Beachcomber’s Handbook (1967)
• A Wild Way To Eat (1967) for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
• Stalking the Faraway Places (1973)
• (collected in) American Food Writing: An Anthology with Classic Recipes, ed. Molly O’Neill (Library of America, 2007) ISBN 1-59853-005-4
• Feast on a Diabetic Diet (unknown publication date)
Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles – Eric Toensmeier
Edible Forest Gardens (2 volume set) Dave Jacke
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis (Feb 24, 2010)
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway and John Todd (Apr 1, 2001)
Authored or co-authored by John Todd: “living machines”
• The Village as Solar Ecology (1980)
• Tomorrow is Our Permanent Address (1980)
• Reinhabiting Cities & Towns: Designing for Sustainability (1981)
• Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming: Ecology as the Basis of Design (1984)
• From Eco-cities to Living Machines (1994)
Dr. Elaine Ingham (Soil Biologist).
• Ingham, E.R. and M. Alms. (1999), The Compost Tea Handbook 1.1
• Ingham, E.R. (2000) The Compost Tea Brewing Manual. Sustainable Studies Institute, Eugene, OR. 60 pp. ……. etc. etc. etc.
Paul Stamets (Mycologist)
• Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World (2005, ISBN 1-58008-579-2)
• MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms (1999, ISBN 0-9637971-9-0)
• Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World (1996, ISBN 0-89815-839-7)
• Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms (1996, ISBN 1-58008-175-4)
• Mushroom Cultivator, The (1983, ISBN 0-9610798-0-0)
• Psilocybe Mushrooms & Their Allies (1978), Homestead Book Company, ISBN 0-930180-03-8)2013-06-29 at 12:06 pm #21118
Thanks Adrian, that is a great list.2013-06-29 at 1:09 pm #21121
Adrian, I’ve split this off into its own thread and suggest people keep adding books mentioned and otherwise recommended here. We’ll have one of our assistants compile it into a nice list and post it!2013-06-30 at 10:38 am #21151
Thank you Adrian!2013-07-01 at 10:23 am #21174
Permaculture in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition [Paperback]
Patrick Whitefield (Author), Jonathon Porritt (Foreword)
Max’s description of this book as a good one to give to a relative or friend to explain what Permaculture is about is spot on!
I saw this book at Foyles in London in May and decided not to buy it as there are more complete books, but it is a good introduction.
(Off topic: Horticulture, I found the Royal Horticultural Society’s books in stock there too ornamental, non-food biased, although I am aware they have others.
The American Horticultural Society’s Propagation Book, which I found somewhere else, is a really great resource to set up a home nursery.
How to Make a Forest Garden: 1 by Patrick Whitefield, Maddy Harland and Tricia Cassel- Gerard
I have had this book for a couple of years and thought “some day, maybe when I can move to the country and get some land”. It took a long time for the penny to drop that my own yard is already on the way to becoming a forest garden!)
The Permaculture Garden, 1 by Graham Bell
(What Tony Hemenway’s book could have been called if Bell hadn’t got there first).
The Best Of Permaculture: A Collection
by Max O. Lindegger (of Crystal Waters Eco-Village fame)
How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre, and Peace on Earth
Trailblazer Press 1998, ISBN 0-9662349-0-1. 224 pages, 155 color photographs + other illustrations.
Price:$35. See below for quantity discounts.
RFD 1 Box 582, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 Tel: (508) 693-3341, Fax: (508) 693-2228, [email protected]
HAVANA CUBA: Example of urban food growing:
See: Around The World In 80 Gardens : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Monty Don (There is also a book but the fun is in seeing it) Episode on Cuba and its gardens.
See here free!: Cuba comes at the end, after Mexico (the Chinampas are worth seeing too for canals/productive gardens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6K03Wn1b1w&list=PLaRvDwcuYl6SvC2yxsrsVsIAPoy22jZGV2013-07-01 at 2:19 pm #21176
What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
by Jon Young Book + Audio
The Kamana Naturalist Training Program
The Resonance Project : http://resonance.is/
Institute for Figuring : http://crochetcoralreef.org/ Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef2013-07-02 at 4:01 am #21182
• Yeomans, P. A., The Keyline Plan (1954) Online version
• Yeomans, P. A., The Challenge of Landscape : the development and practice of keyline, Keyline Pub. Pty., Sydney, (1958). Online version
• Yeomans, P. A., The City Forest : The Keyline Plan for the Human Environment Revolution, Keyline Pub. Pty., Sydney, (1971). Online version
• Yeomans, P. A., Water for Every Farm: A practical irrigation plan for every Australian property, K.G. Murray Publishing Company, Pty, Ltd, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia (1973) ISBN 0-646-12954-6/ISBN 0-909325-29-4.
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature
by David George Haskell
http://iphone.ibird.com/ Bird Apps for the iPhone
Birdsong phone apps ‘harmful’ to birds, say Dorset experts
White Roots of Peace: Iroquois Book of Life
by Paul A. W. Wallace (Author) , John Kahionhes Fadden (Illustrator)
Iroquois Great Law of Peace and the United States Constitution: How the Founding Fathers Ignored the Clan Mothers
American Indian Law Review
Wampum Belts and Peace Trees
by Gregory Schaaf
Peace Walker: The Legend of Hiawatha and Tekanawita by C.J. Taylor
Patterns / Structures
Buckminster Fuller Institute http://bfi.org/
McHarg Exclusion Method
Useful books include: Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth. Mathis Wackernagel and William E. Rees, 1996. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC. and Sharing Nature’s Interest: Ecological Footprints as an Indicator for Sustainability. Nicky Chambers, Craig Simmons and Mathis Wackernagel, 2000. Earthscan, London
Organisation, Teams and Techniques:
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC)
Creating a Life Together:
Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
by Diana Leafe Christian (New Society Publishers, 2003)
http://www.dianaleafechristian.org/creating.html2013-07-02 at 12:12 pm #21205
Collapse is by Jared Diamond, it is mentioned at the end of first video2013-07-03 at 8:26 am #21239
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition [Paperback]
Toby Hemenway (Author)
There is a second edition too. I have the first edition, but I don’t know if the second edition is improved enough over the first to buy it.
2013-07-03 at 12:59 pm #21253
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Angle of Repose (novel) Wallace Stegner (Not about soil, just to remember the engineering term “angle of repose” although it does mention Geologists of the time.)
The engineering concept:
is important when dealing with excavations and hillside sites to ensure stable mounds of earth and slopes to avoid slippage or landslides.
Soil and Civilization by Edward S. Hyams
How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine
Hugh Hammond Bennett
To look for those “harder to find” books.2013-07-03 at 7:28 pm #21272
@ Lance Foster
I hear there is a thriving black market for signed first editions of the “One Straw Revolution” in Japanese!!!
😉2013-07-04 at 6:39 pm #21309
• Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Vol.1
• Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Vol. 2
(Slightly off topic, but interesting:)
Kunstformen der Natur – (Art Forms of Nature)
(Could also lead to von Siebold: Japanese flora and fauna,
and to Rangaku (Dutch Learning), the process of Western learning reaching Japan from technology to biology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangaku ).
Dr. Masuru Emoto’s books Messages from Water and More Messages from Water
THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? (Toric and other patterns in nature)
Videos discussed on the course and possibly viewed there too:
Global Gardener (series) – Bill Mollison http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeTQtzkpLQQ
(Bill Mollison, many other videos including Permaculture Design Course Lectures at a university in Australia).
Geoff Lawton – Greening the desert
(and many other videos)
Green Gold – Documentary by John D. Liu
Farm for the Future – BBC Documentary 2009
(The evils of ploughing, food from oil, etc. How no-plough and careful meadow seed selection experiment has worked in the UK. (English Permies, watch out for Don Monty sitting at the moderator’s table during the farmer’s meeting!)2013-07-04 at 7:30 pm #21313
Video (032) Larry – Review Other ideas out there …
Anastasia Movement (Russian Permaculture)
” She promotes that every person has the right to a small parcel of land to grow their own food, build their own house, and raise their family, without taxes.”
>> American Equivalent would be the Homestead Acts
Free soil, every family should own enough untaxed land to live on and thus be free > Clash with first nations > Carpetbaggers take large amounts of land during Civil War > Banks seize land as described by Steinbeck. > Roosevelt seizes gold and money becomes worthless: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102
How the Magna Carta became a Minor Carta, part 1
(Issues of privatisation vs. “common” land. Hope for return to “commons” model among the First Nation peoples of South America.)
Russia / America
Dmitry Orlov – Reinventing Collapse
http://www.friendsofthetrees.net/books.htm (site no longer there)
A True Fairy Tale. By Daphne Charters. First published in England in 1956. Republished in the US by Friends of the Trees in 1979.
Michael Pilarski website – Friends of the Trees2013-07-04 at 9:24 pm #21317
Oman Traditional Aflaj Irrigation System
Qanat underground irrigation system
Earth tubes, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windcatcher2013-07-05 at 11:29 pm #21356
Ancient Desert Agriculture Systems Revived – Southern Negev Desert.
The Population Bomb Professor Paul R. Ehrlich
Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening
and many more videos on Youtube
(He is passionately irate about how incompetent city bureaucrats forced people to plant a “pine desert” that has made the taxable land acid and locked up for 3 generations for no economically feasible use.)
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